Here ye, here ye, my lords and ladies! Medieval Times, the famed fake castle where you can watch a jousting tournament while gnawing on a turkey leg and chugging ye olde Diet Pepsi, may be headed to the big screen.
Deadline reports that production companies Benderspink (The Hangover Part III) and ... More >>
The Weekly has told you before about films from the burgeoning Vietnamese-American community, but a new one opening today in Orange also has cross-over appeal.Writer/director Minh Duc Nguyen's Touch tells the story of a white mechanic in Los Angeles striking up an unlikely friendship with a Vietn ... More >>
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the exquisite documentary about Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old chef at the famed Tokyo sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. (Read a Q&A with director David Gelb here.) Need a reason to drive out to L.A. to catch the film, which opens today? Here are five delicious ones. ... More >>
Magnolia PicturesThe other night, I had the chance to attend a Los Angeles screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the documentary about 85-year-old Jiro Ono, who is considered by many to be the greatest sushi chef in the world. In a way, the film can be described as 81 minutes of food porn (that fatt ... More >>
Magnolia PicturesThere is already a movie about ramen. It's called Tampopo, which isn't just one of the best food movies, but in my opinion, one of the greatest films of all time. Now there's a documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi where the central subject is Japan's other ubiquitous dish: sus ... More >>
Last October, amid much glitz, glamour but light attendance, the first ever Anaheim International Film Festival premiered, and while it's not quite one-and-done, organizers plan this year to sprinkle festival screenings in with regular UltraLuxe of GardeWalk programming throughout the fall. Meanw ... More >>
D23 is now just one week away and, oddly enough, I find myself getting excited. Of course, I am a Disnerd, but what I'm not a fan of is being stuffed into a room for hours on end with folks who go above and beyond being simple fans. Many D23 attendees will live Disney, much in the same way I live ... More >>
The annual D23 Expo (or "Disney Expo" for all you non-Disnerds out there) hits the Anaheim Convention Center this August 19th through the 21st.Disney just announced the arena schedule for the three-day event which includes feature screenings, celebrity panels, autograph
signings and more.Look fo ... More >>
A little over a decade ago, Mike Altman and I were both attending the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Columbus, Ohio. Today, Mike works at Pixar as a Technical Director, and I'm interviewing him for "OC Weekly." He wins!Mike worked for animation houses DNA Productions in Dallas and ... More >>
Just because some filmmakers were not honored at the gala awards ceremony Saturday night inside a Grand Californian Hotel ballroom, it does not mean the Anaheim International Film Festival was done dishing out trophies.Due to "technical difficulties," a list of audience favorites did not reach th ... More >>
At Comic-Con International 2010, the nerds kept multiplying overnight. This year, the panels were separated into two types: the must-sees and the if-I-get-a-chance-tos. Friday was a bit of the latter--and by Saturday, the stench of nerd BO
had officially taken over the building. Aside from the stab ... More >>
Comic-Con International 2010 kicked off yesterday, and the first day of the yearly pilgrimage for nerdery in film, comics, games and more include Angelina Jolie sightings, a Jackass in 3D and updates on many many movies that geeks like. Check out our slideshow here.Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe ... More >>
Cultures and people clash in The Harimaya Bridge.Don't go see The Harimaya Bridge after it opens today at Regal Wetspark 8 in Irvine because it is the first feature film from the Japanese film industry to be directed by an African-American.See it because it's a pretty good little picture.
"What if mankind had to evacuate Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?"
This is the idea behind Wall.E, which stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth class (pronounced "Wally," as in George). Director Andrew Stanton is determined to capture the epic spirit and sense of wond ... More >>
Scanning down the list of Newport Beach Film Festival winners, including those who received their awards Saturday from the Weekly's own Entertainment Sales Manager-With-the-Mostest Kristine Brooks, the overstuffed/undercooked OCW Film Dept. couldn't help but notice how many films they nailed this ye ... More >>